E-Newsletter: March/April 2021

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President’s Message

Aloha, ASID Hawaii Chapter Members:

There are a lot of exciting news and activities coming up this month. The BIA-Hawaii’s BIG Home Building & Remodeling Show is going virtual this year. On March 26 through March 28, this new online format allows safe access to all those who are interested. ASID Hawaii is working with Hawaii Home + Remodeling and will be hosting a seminar on How Design Impacts Lives. On March 26 at 4:00pm, hear from Nancy Schnur of Universal Interiors, Chuen Yee of MCYIA, and Lisa Nguyen of Peter Vincent Architects, as they discuss how our local designers are working through today’s climate, and will provide you with the information about how you can work with an interior designer to enhance your projects.

We are also pleased to announce that our ASID Hawaii designers (including two of our seminar speakers) are featured in this month’s Modern Luxury Hawaii in their inaugural 2021 March/April AT HOME issue. This anticipated edition speaks well to our new norm and lifestyle with more time being spent in the safety of our homes, the current local and national real estate landscape, unique design trends, and a peek into a collection of exceptional properties.

Featured in the issue was MCYIA's thoughtful redux of a historic Vladimir Ossipoff's house designed with a balance between modern aesthetics and function. 87Zero announces the first Ernestomeda showroom introduction to Hawaii. Swan Interiors' Kristin Holmes continues to service design clients on Maui while providing a one-stop shop for curated home furnishings and accessories. Nancy Schnur of Universal Interiors also highlights her blend of universal design concepts with comfortability to deliver on clients' needs and lifestyles.

The AT HOME issue inspires a fascination with interior design, serene sanctuaries, sustainability in landscaping, and innovation in our local community. To receive your personal copy of this special Modern Luxury Hawaii edition contact Kirsten Inoshita (kinoshita@modernluxury.com).

We are also gearing up for our first ever Ask A Designer Event on April 9 and 10, sponsored by the Systemcenter. Homeowners will have the opportunity to meet with a designer (in person or virtually) for a 30-minute session for just $30 dollars. We will have an Eventbrite link up soon for those who would like to sign up. If you’re interested in participating as a volunteer, please contact me at President@hi.asid.org

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

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Student News

Build Your Future with an ASIDF Scholarship or Grant

You have the talent and ambition to launch an amazing design career, but sometimes the funding to turn your dreams into realities is hard to find. The ASID Foundation (ASIDF) awards annual scholarships and grants to support designers and design students. Explore the 2021 opportunities and submit your application before the April 14 deadline.

2021 Calendar

March 26 – 28
BIA Virtual Home Show Event

April 9 and 10
Virtual and In Person Ask A Designer Event
Helping clients connect with our local designers.

Beach Clean-Up Volunteer Event
Help Us Help the Community

Landscape Design Event
Possible CEU credit for members.

Sponsored Event
you can sponsor an event on any topic! this spot is open.

Virtual Sample Sale
Help us collection donations for resale to the public.

Bi-Annual Public Event (Design Impacts Lives)

2021 National Events

For a full list of national events, click here.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

The World’s First Space Hotel to Open in 2027
Architectural Digest

The Voyager Station, which would accommodate 280 guests, aims to be the first commercial space hotel upon completion.

Wellness Is the New Black (But Is It Classist?)
Interiors and Sources

…occupant health has been—and will continue to be—a top priority in the built environment. But the question isn’t whether it’s necessary to design interiors and buildings that keep people healthy and safe (it is); the issue is, who do these spaces benefit most and do they promote equity or classism? And if the answer is the latter, how do we ensure lower-wage earners and underserved communities benefit from the healthy environments we create?

The Kitchen of the Future May Look Like This Kitchen from the Past
Tree Hugger

People are spending more time cooking. How about making the kitchen work properly?

True Innovation Requires Meeting Buyers’ Needs

In this video, Lita Dirks, CEO of Lita Dirks & Co., and Deryl Patterson, president of Housing Design Matters, take you step-by-step through the home, explaining the features that they incorporated to address the needs of 55-plus buyers.

2021 Home Decor Trends for Every Personality

For Vogue’s April issue, we asked 13 creatives to show—and tell us—how they’ve been spending their time, whether inside or outside, housebound or on the go. Comprising models and musicians, actors and entrepreneurs, it’s a group that exemplifies fashionable living—and much of it has to do with how they surround themselves.

Beauty Rest

The Very Best Bed Sheets of 2021, Tested and Reviewed

In our line of work, finding the best bed sheets is not a casual purchase experience. It’s a search for an essential element of your entire sleep experience. Everybody needs sleep, but it’s not always so easy to get it. It’s an elusive subject for many, especially in cases where our homes are our offices, our beds are our desks, and drifting off to sweet dreams can be an impossible task.

Become a Chapter Sponsor

ASID Hawaii Chapter strives to work in support of our local interior designers by providing opportunities for continuing education, advocacy for the profession, social events and recognition of Design Excellence through our annual awards gala. While a small portion of our annual membership fees provides seed money for these activities, it is through annual sponsorships from our collaborative team of design firms and industry partners that the financial and personalized support is found to realize the programs and functions the membership expects.

As a sponsor of ASID Hawaii, your company can engage with members, participate in events, host meetings, and sponsor activities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to increase visibility through additional marketing, branding, special access, and deeper engagement with ASID members. Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for your business to gain exposure and showcase your products and services to our local interior design community.

For a sponsorship package please send an email reqest to: administrator@hi.asid.org.

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  • ASID Academy: The ASID Academy is a user friendly, dynamic, streamlined continuing education experience offering high-quality courses, webinars, and more in a learn anytime, anywhere (with an internet connection), on your own schedule environment. Topic areas include the Business of Design, Health & Wellness, Institutional, Healthcare, Residential, Workplace, and Hospitality & Retail design. Check out engaging courses like Designing for a New Millennial Culture and earn valuable IDCEC and AIA CEUs in the process. Explore the Academy.

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ASID members must earn a minimum of 10 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. We’ve updated the instructions for CEU reporting that align with IDCEC’s new website to help you navigate the process.

ASID members are to utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date.

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One Voice

Each day interior designers use their voices and visions to reshape spaces--and therefore the lives of those occupying them--for the better. With those same voices working in unison, they have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession. That is why ASID began One Voice; to empower interior designers to get involved and advocate for or against the public policy that will ultimately influence their careers and lives. For more info click here.

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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.